- n Roman statesman regarded as a model of simple virtue; he twice was called to assume dictatorship of Rome and each time retired to his farm (519-438 BC)
- Mark Sanford in FITSNews
It is certainly my goal to be Cincinnatus [and] go back to the farm,Sanford told Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza during the summer of 2007 when asked about his post-gubernatorial plans.
- Boris Johnson in Telegraph.co.uk
A key argument for Palin, in essence, is this: Washington and Wall Street are serving their own interests rather than those of the broad whole of the country, and the moment requires a vice president who will, Cincinnatus-like, help a new president... Jon Meacham http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Meacham&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEf3-pjydkgFISvBsxixg3udYFyZA MarketWatch http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/newsweek-cover-shes-one-folks/story.aspx%3Fguid%3D%257BBFBCC1BE-906B-4E71-A1E3-E5AB976BABA7%257D%26dist%3Dhppr&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFLAqLOOtqW0GC94xyzpDFkPFd68w Oct 5, 2008
17853 25063 cincinnatus When asked if he wanted to be prime minister, Boris said: Were I to be pulled like Cincinnatus from my plough, then obviously it would be an absolute privilege to serve."